Featuring: Eimear McBride, Anna Smaill, Xu Zechen; moderated by Rosie Blau
Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW17C
For you. You’ll soon. You’ll give her name. In the stitches of her skin she’ll wear your say. Thus begins Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, one of the most daring and innovative novels to come out in recent times. Anna Smaill’s novel, The Chines, is no less ambitious, set in a dystopic London where the written word is gone and a series of daily chimes destroys memory. And Xu Zechen’s Running Through Beijing – his first book translated into English – is like a literary Run Lola Run, following a hustling hero trying to stay ahead of the law – and himself. These three will share the stage in a discussion about language, style, and the novel, moderated by Economist correspondent Rosie Blau, a former judge for the Man Booker Prize.